Lillie & Charlie | Raleigh NC Wedding Photographer

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I adore fall weddings.  Lillie and Charlie got married on family-owned land on a misty day by a lake in Asheboro, and I won't lie and say I wasn't a little bit worried about whether their outdoor ceremony was going to go as planned.  Luckily the weather cooperated and they had the most beautiful foggy, misty background to their ceremony next to a gorgeous lake. 

I was amazed at how cool and calm Lillie was beforehand, she didn't seem the least bit concerned or stressed, and I think that's a testament to how awesome she is. 

Lillie and Charlie are just a FUN couple - and they are clearly dedicated to each other and to the people in their lives that they hold close.  The whole day was laid back and above all, fun.  These two (and all their guests for that matter) totally tore it up on the dance floor.  Man I love a good dance party! 

I'm so glad this couple chose me to document their beautiful day!  A huge thank you to Jessica from Wild Line Weddings, it was such a pleasure working with you, and every detail was beyond beautiful!  And shout out to my girl Stephanie Bryan for second shooting with me - I love you!

The Umstead Hotel & Spa | Raleigh NC Wedding Photographer

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Every detail of this wedding at the Umstead Hotel & Spa was crazy stunning, but the absolute best part about this wedding was how amazing the couple and their friends and family were.  I had the pleasure of shooting this wedding alongside Caroline Lima Photography as her second shooter for the day, and it was easily one of the best times I've had shooting a wedding.  I started out the day with the guys, shooting them getting ready and just hanging out before the first look and ceremony.  They were having so much fun I knew the rest of the day was going to be a blast too, and it totally was!  Give me all the laid back, fun couples who are crazy in love! 

Jones Chapel at Meredith College Wedding | Stacey & Andrew

I have been looking forward to Stacey & Andrew's wedding since we met over coffee at the beginning of the year.  They are both so warm and friendly and their excitement and love for each other was so apparent, I knew their wedding would be wonderful... and it was!  The ceremony was held on Meredith College's campus at the beautiful Jones Chapel in Raleigh and the reception took place at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center in Cary. 

There were so many amazing and touching moments throughout the day, like when Stacey read the letter that Andrew wrote for her before the ceremony... she had me wiping tears away before she was finished reading it!  I never get tired of capturing couples' overwhelming joy and happiness on their wedding day. 

Stacey and Andrew chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so I got to capture Andrew seeing his bride for the first time at the front of the alter (a favorite wedding shot of mine to get).  His face in that image says it all - it was such a special moment!

Stacey and Andrew, thank you so much for letting me be the one to capture your amazing day!

Huge thanks to Brent from Live View Studios for shooting with me that day!

Umstead Hotel & Spa Wedding - Raleigh NC Wedding Photographer

This absolutely gorgeous couple was married at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina on a gorgeous June day.  I was thrilled to be again working alongside the super talented Caroline Lima as her second shooter for this fabulous and sweet affair!  Here are some of my favorites from this amazingly beautiful wedding:

 

 

 

Wilmington, NC Wedding

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Finally getting around to blogging some images from the many weddings I've had the pleasure of second shooting this year - this particular one was a favorite - not only because I got to work alongside the super talented (and super sweet!) Katherine Miles Jones, but also because this couple and their families were beyond kind and also so much fun.  From start to finish it was such a happy day and I was just thrilled to be there to help document it!

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Merrimon-Wynne Wedding - Raleigh NC

Merrimon-Wynne Wedding - Raleigh NC Wedding Photographer

First things first, this gorgeous Merrimon-Wynne wedding in downtown Raleigh was an absolute pleasure to photograph, and I was so thrilled that Marcie Meredith invited me along to second shoot it with her.  The bride (Hillary) carefully curated and crafted most of the stunning details (including designing the invitation suite) for her and Andrew's gorgeous wedding day,  and it was all amazing.

Andrew hails from England while Hillary is from the US, so the wedding party was a fun mix of Brits and Americans, and everyone including the guests had an absolute blast.  I loved how they incorporated so much of themselves and their own backgrounds into the day.  During the cocktail hour, guests could choose from Pimm's Cup cocktails or craft beers from the US.  They played croquet and cornhole.  So.much.fun.

Hillary and Andrew were beyond kind and generous throughout the entire day, and their love for one another was more than obvious to everyone present.  It's couples like this one that makes being a wedding photographer such an amazing job.  Being able to capture memories for couples on the most important day of their lives is, quite honestly, an honor.

 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina.  To inquire and/or book a session with Jamie, contact her here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com.